Calgary Woman Faces Stunt Driving Charge for Excessive Speed in Schreiber
SCHREIBER, ON – A 24-year-old woman from Calgary has been charged with stunt driving in Schreiber, Ontario, after being caught driving at more than double the speed limit. This incident brings to light the serious consequences of stunt driving.
The Incident: High-Speed Chase in Schreiber
On December 6, 2023, at around 3:00 p.m., Schreiber OPP officers on patrol spotted a vehicle speeding through the town. The vehicle was clocked at 133 kilometers per hour in a zone where the speed limit is just 60 kilometers per hour. A traffic stop was conducted, leading to the charge against the driver for stunt driving due to excessive speed.
What is Stunt Driving?
Stunt driving is not just about doing dangerous tricks with a car. In Ontario, driving 50 kilometers per hour or more over the speed limit can also be considered stunt driving. This law is there to keep our roads safe by discouraging extremely fast driving.
Consequences of Stunt Driving
For the Calgary woman:
- Immediate Penalties: She received an immediate 30-day driver’s license suspension and her vehicle was impounded for 14 days.
- Court Appearance: She is scheduled to appear in court in Schreiber to face her charge.
Why is Stunt Driving Taken So Seriously?
Stunt driving is risky. It can lead to accidents, hurt people, and even cause deaths. That’s why the police and the law are strict about it.
OPP’s Ongoing Commitment
The OPP is dedicated to keeping roads safe. They are always on the lookout for drivers who are going too fast or driving dangerously. They also remind everyone that if you see someone driving dangerously or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you should call 9-1-1 right away.